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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Lakeland movers
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great moving day experience with I-75 Moving and Storage. Finished on time and the team was very friendly and efficient.
I-75 Moving and StorageI-75 Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I hired Embrey's Moving Solutions for a move from Tampa to Lakeland on August 20, 2014. Mr. Embrey offers personalized professional service that is unsurpassed in the moving industry. The moving industry is an industry fraught with inexperienced unprofessional individuals seeking to make a quick buck. It is usually difficult to find a sincere honest mover. We have moved several times in the past four years, even as far as Toronto, Ontario. Canada to Tampa, Florida. We have never ever had such honest, personal, professional and courteous service. Mr. Embrey's attention to detail was superb. He confirmed our date, his prices are fair (no gimmicks or tricks to push the quote beyond the originally quoted price). He treated our items with the utmost care as if he was moving his own personal items. Everything was carefully wrapped and protected. If I should ever move again I will definitely call none other than Embrey's Moving Solutions. Many Thanks Teesha and Howard James
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Colin T.
Movers were scheduled to arrive between 2:30 to 3:00 originally. Same evening I got a call to confirm the move for the next day but was asked if it was ok to push back the move to 3:30. I said this was ok because we would have a little more time to move things before the movers arrived and still have plenty of time to make it to a planned commitment that evening. Moving company said they would call when heading my direction. On moving day moved all our small things to our new place and made sure we were back in time for the movers. Waited until 3:00 and still no word from the moving company so decided to call to see what was going on and was advised team was running a little late will be there no later than 5:00 pm. This didn't leave enougn time to take our last load and still be back so we decided to stay and wait til the movers arrived. Still would have been an ok time if the movers showed up on time. 5:00 comes around still no movers had to again call and was informed movers weren't done with prior job and at this point was very frustrated and didn't want to even waste anymore time with this company but we had already moved everthing down stairs to make it easy for them to just load our stuff on the truck and didn't want to take everything back inside. Was informed by Jason we would be "hooked up" for our wait which now would be no later than 7:00pm...needless to say movers didn't show up on time. 7:19pm was the time they finally showed up. The whole move took 1 hour and 46 minutes and upon payment i was informed for the first time that there was a 3 hour minimum charge of $75 an hour plus a 4% fee to pay using a debit card. Movers called the ower and his "hookup" was to only cut off the debit card fee. The most unprofessional and scam tactics I've ever seen from a company. Would not recommend to anyone.
7 Day Movers7 Day Movers
Sonia C.
Rob came to our rescue on a last minute move. Bay Area Moving was very responsive, punctual and professional. Everything went very smoothly. I’d definitely hire them again!
Bay Area Moving and StorageBay Area Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
moving from 2 bdrm apt to 3bdrm house
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were about 30 minutes late to the job. The movers were kind and respectful; and even dealt with some of my own anxiety well. However, the speed of the wrapping, loading and unloading was far slower than I anticipated; and most definitely slower than I could have done. All of which increases the cost of the move. Overall, there was no damage and everything is now in its place.
7 Day Movers7 Day Movers
Arya D.
7 Day Movers did an awesome job and I definitely recommend them. From the time I requested a quote to the moment they were done unloading the truck, they made moving as painless as possible. Their rates are competitive and no hidden fees!
7 Day Movers7 Day Movers
Emily R.
What a wonderful company! Would recommend them to anyone who needs to move. Sergio and both Alex's were absolutely amazing and wicked quick! Couldn't have asked for our move to go more smooth. Thanks again!
Get Done Moving serviceGet Done Moving service
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job moving a antique piano for me. I'd recommend them.
Alex moving serviceAlex moving service
Kara T.
Movers were very nice, but showed up an hour and a half late (but did call to tell me they were on their way, though no explanation was offered)...also showed up in a U-Haul box truck versus a privately-owned truck like I expected. Neither had an adverse impact on our move though, and both movers were friendly, professional and got our stuff to our new home quickly and safely.
7 Day Movers7 Day Movers
Jason M.
These guys were great! We had a 22’ truck and we were the third move for them that day. They unloaded the whole truck in about an hour! Very professional and highly recommended! Will use again for future moving needs! Price was by far better than others.
Let's Move LLCLet's Move LLC
Steven E.
They contacted me back on a Sunday night and came the next day to move a few recliners for us!
Get Done Moving serviceGet Done Moving service
Mary S.
Great experience with Dynamic moving solutions. I needed some heavy furniture brought downstairs. Men were prompt,professional and friendly. Got the job done in one hour with zero damage to furniture or walls. Would highly recommend Dynamic Moving Solutions. Thank you!!
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We had Rome, Sid and Sam for our 9 hour move and they were all just the absolute best. Even though it was a long day they never complained or stopped once. Very impressive overall. Our last movers were two men and a truck and not only was it double the amount but it took them considerably longer too! Not to forget Debbie, she was just so wonderful with all of the schedule changes and everything!! You guys are the best movers we have ever used and we will call you again.
Florida Sunshine Movers Corp.  License # P16000...Florida Sunshine Movers Corp. License # P16000...
Devanie K.
Only thing that made me give less than 5 stars is the fact that I was quoted $240 plus tax and when the move was finished I was told about an extra $80 for a transportation fee which I was never told about. Other than that the movers were great. Very hospitable.
7 Day Movers7 Day Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Billiard Technology did a great job moving my pool table. They were on time and very professional and a great price.
BilliardTechnology of OrlandoBilliardTechnology of Orlando
Thumbtack Customer
The Guys were great, professional and respectful of my household items being moved. They made a crazy day easier. Thank you.
EkoMovers of FloridaEkoMovers of Florida
Allison C.
We had 3 guys from the company come and get the job done. This was our first time ever using a moving company and it was a great experience. The guys were extremely professional and handled all of our belongings with care. They arrived right on time and were done slightly before the quoted time. As they were moving one of our bookshelves we noticed how poor of shape it was in and asked if they could take it to the dumpster instead. They were more than willing to help and even took a second to the dumpster as well. If we ever move again we will definitely be returning customers.
Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.Dynamic Moving Solutions, Inc.
Jayme G.
Amazing work. Fast. So incredibly easy to work with. Understanding and humble individuals. CHOSEN MOVERS made my move so much less stressful, they were a huge sigh of relief. They were overly accommodating and helped me at the very last minute. They moved quickly, professionally, and calmly. Even in the rain! They helped me get the moving truck back to the company as well. You ask if they can do something, they respond with no problem! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars. With my closing date changing at the last minute, I went to cancel because I had already rescheduled twice with this company. They very politely “ignored” my request to cancel and instead they made sure they could help me and they truly made every effort they could to show up. Kenneth is so easy to talk to and will work around your schedule. It was more like having a helpful friend instead of a moving company. I cannot express my gratitude enough for all that they did.
True Friends Moving Company Tampa rocks!!! I'm truly satisfied with this company. I inquired about them and received some information back the very same day via email and then received a follow-up call from Jimmie the very next morning. Truly impressed by the same day response, their follow-up and confirmation before my move and their call-ahead before their arrival. Affordable pricing especially their weekend rates. Awesome job done by Justin & Matt!! Very friendly, professional & hard-working individuals. I provided water bottles & gatorade to help them stay hydrated because Florida's heat is a little bit much this time of year!! I would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone who is moving. You can't go wrong with True Friends Moving Company Tampa. Thank you again!!
True Friends Moving Company TampaTrue Friends Moving Company Tampa
Tyler w.
Wonderful guys, showed up early to the job so punctuality was a plus. Very professional and accommodating. Highly recommend using them to anyone looking to get their pool tables moved quickly and safely. Did great work breaking down, setting up, and re-felting my pool table. Will be using them again in the future when I move again.
The Pool Table ProfessionalsThe Pool Table Professionals
Susan C.
If I could give this young man a 10 star review I would. I have moved more than 15 times, some long distance, some shorter - every single move there was some sort of major issue and costly. I held my breath even before booking a moving pro. Though Tyrece the mover may not have many years as a company, his experience working for other movers definitely showed and in ways I had never seen. As to make this as brief but as thorough as possible, please read in entirety. From the moment of contact on TT, to the follow-up calls, the efficiency and professionalism of knowing what you are getting and for the money (estimated of course), to the actual move, I was impressed every step of the way. Tyrece and Tiara were upbeat, friendly, polite, professional. As for the work they did, from dismantling furniture, wrapping my items (man, is he good with that shrink wrap!), and the pace they went, may anxiety melted away at twice the pace. They did not rush so fast that I worried about something getting damaged and they did not go so slow that I was left wondering will this ever end? I moved out of an upstairs apartment with very steep staircase inside and at no time were they deterred. The pace they went was incredibly steady and forward moving. Tyrece and Tiara were so coordinated at Tyrece's guidance, the move was flawless. They even disposed of a chair and some other very heavy items I was not bringing with me. They walked them out to our disposal bin without blinking an eye. I wasn't even sure if they would be able to do it. So just ask and you may be surprised. When we arrived at the new house, again, a perfect pace and coordination, everything was inside before I even knew it. They then made sure my furniture was put back together and placed right where I wanted. The most notable thing about this entire move was their attitude. Two of the happiest, most enthusiastic and utterly professionals I have dealt with in a long time. Tyrece thanked ME when they were done! But it is I who thank Tyrece and Tiara for making one of the most stressful things in life so stress free. Tyrece's experienced shined through and I wish him the very best in continuing on this path. HIRE THIS GUY!!
Tyrece The MoverTyrece The Mover
Thumbtack Customer
R.J. and Eric were on time, professional, quick, and efficient. I highly recommend Embrey's for any move you need to make. Fantastic service!
Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®Embrey's Moving - We Move Tampa Bay®
Jonathon B.
These guys take the physical AND mental stress out of moving. I will definitely be using them again, and I have already recommended them to my family.
Fast Moves of Tampa BayFast Moves of Tampa Bay
Jina L.
This company has been very prompt with responses and absolutely professional. The moving crew was fast, careful, and so very professional and pleasant. Thanks so much for such amazing service.
The Right Way Labor & Relocation Services LLC (...The Right Way Labor & Relocation Services LLC (...
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